Elon Musk discloses future tech allowing communications between cars and pedestrians

01/17/2020

Posted by: Chris Odogwu

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Would you love to drive a talking car? Tesla could make that happen soon. Company's CEO Elon Musk says that Tesla cars will talk to pedestrians!

American automaker, Tesla, is not relenting on its mission to blaze a trail in the automotive industry. After unveiling what has been described as a one-of-a-kind truck – the Tesla Cybertruck – the futuristic automobile company is making promises of taking things several notches higher.

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According to the company’s CEO, Elon Musk, Tesla cars will be able to talk to pedestrians, if they want. This was disclosed in a message posted by the Tesla boss recently on Twitter.

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The short tweet did not state details of the feature, but it is presumed that it will be an advanced artificial intelligence tool. Having been trained to be conversant with different signals and scenarios, the system will make use of external speakers to communicate with drivers and pedestrians based on signals detected. As the car approaches humans, it will make use of various sensors to formulate suitable messages and actions.

Replying to a question asked by a Twitter user if the feature would be an addition to the sentry mode (Tesla's anti-theft mode), Musk answered in the affirmative. He went further by saying that it would cause confusion among robbers who are up to no good. The system will be programmed to make a loud sound when it detects unauthorized movements. Road crashes are expected to be reduced as the system will be able to detect external objects and prevent a collision.

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Chris Odogwu is a Content Writer and Journalist. He holds a bachelor's degree in Mass Communication from University of Jos and a master's degree in Mass Communication from University of Lagos. His works have been published in top local and international publications including Forbes, HuffPost, ThriveGlobal, TheNextScoop and Nigeria360 among others. A member of the Nigerian Institute of Public Relations (NIPR), the thrill he gets from writing about exotic cars feels almost the same as riding in them.

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